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Competition and price wars only benefit the consumer, so this is good news, no matter what side you're on.
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This feels all very "Meh" to me.........mostly cause i feel that Nvidia cant compete with AMDs mid range especially as of pricing. This is a case of too little to late for Nvidia in that GPU section mellowsmiley.gif

You decided that Nvidia can't compete on price based on what? Just because they haven't had to yet? Nvidia is increasing marketshare and profits at the same time. They don't need to lower prices.

What competitive advantage does AMD have that allows to charge less?
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Also both AMD and Nvidias GPUs are over 1 year old. Prices should have been going down for Nvidia long time ago.

Actually, the GTX 660 came out in Sept. 2012, and the GTX 650 Ti came out in Oct. 2012. As such, it's been on the market for about half as long as the 7770 (Feb. 2012) and 7850 (Mar. 2012).
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What competitive advantage does AMD have that allows to charge less?

Desperation. Technically that's not an advantage, but the need to reduce unsold inventory levels and increase cash flow by stimulating sales via lowering prices certainly follows from their precarious financial position.
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But the price cut is only for 650Ti and 660 so I don't see what the big fuss is about. They still can't compete with AMD's prices.
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lol what?

Nvidia cutting prices? AMD is really putting the hurt on them biggrin.gif

I wouldn't say "really putting the hurt on them", seeing as Nvidia are posting record profits and sales over the past few quarters. I think its more a case that sales have stagnated in recent months, with both Nvidia and AMD having cards out for over a year. So when the adoption rate is starting to reach saturation point, you need new tricks to get in prospective buyers. One of the best ways is to slash prices. I think this is more market driven than AMD competition driven. However, either way, its a win for everyone.

I know some people will complain that its still "not enough of a decrease" but they are the same people who won't be pleased until they can get a GTX680 for $150.

But for the rest of us reasonable folk, any decrease is a welcome decrease! biggrin.gif
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Competition is always good. If a company has to decrease the price of their products in order to remain competitive, the consumer is the winner.
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But the price cut is only for 650Ti and 660 so I don't see what the big fuss is about.

Take it for what you will, but NVIDIA estimates that 90% of gamers use < $300 cards. As such, while there's less profit per card for the lower-tier models, the increased volume makes up for it.

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in the UK huh, how long before this trickles into the US and is this going to hit the bigger cards like the GTX 660 Ti and up...?
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in the UK huh, how long before this trickles into the US and is this going to hit the bigger cards like the GTX 660 Ti and up...?
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If and when the US sales data merits such a step, only then will it be taken.
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